Mohammad Anwar is president and CEO of Softway and co-author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Love as a Business Strategy.”
Is your company stuck at a certain level of growth, and you don’t know why you can’t break through the invisible ceiling? You may be operating under a culture of fear, an all-too-common workplace culture that restricts productivity, dampens innovation, and leads to poor business outcomes.
I unwittingly created a culture of fear at my own company, Softway, several years ago. It took my business nearly crumbling into bankruptcy for me to wake up to my own behavior and see how it was crushing productivity. Fortunately for you, you get to learn from my mistakes without heading to bankruptcy court.
What Does A Culture Of Fear Look Like?
Nearly everyone has experienced a culture of fear at some point, either as the victim or the oppressor. Though you may not have labeled it a “culture of fear” at the time,…